Jeffrey D. Osterman

Partner at Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

Jeffrey D. Osterman

Jeffrey D. Osterman

Partner at Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

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Jeffrey Osterman is a partner in the Technology and IP Transactions practice of Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP and concentrates on matters with deep commercial or technical complexity. He has had extensive experience with pure patent licensing, technology transfer, outsourcing, technology integration, content licensing and merchandising.

Mr. Osterman recently advised Sanofi-Aventis in connection with the simplification of its global alliance with BMS covering the blockbuster drugs Plavix® and Avapro® and its restructuring of US rights to the drug Actonel, Lehman Brothers on a wide range of technology and intellectual property matters in connection with the largest bankruptcy filing in US history, Mubadala and Sony/ATV in connection with the proposed $2.2 billion acquisition of EMI Music Publishing and Yeda Research & Development in a major series of patent licenses with Merck KGaA, Amgen and ImClone. Mr. Osterman also regularly represents Panasonic in connection with a wide variety of transactional matters involving consumer electronics and GE in connection with the IP aspects of numerous corporate transactions. He also counsels clients with respect to their rights under existing agreements and the development of new technologies.

Mr. Osterman lived in Japan from May 1997 to May 1998 where he worked in-house on loan to the headquarters of Panasonic Corporation.

Mr. Osterman is a member of the State Bar of New York and is admitted to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. He has appeared on national television and lectured on intellectual property, electronic privacy and e¬commerce throughout the United States and on US intellectual property and contract law in Japan. He is also the Vice Chair of the IP Licensing Committee of the Intellectual Property Owners’ Association and is active in the open source legal community.

Mr. Osterman has received a number of awards for his expertise including being ranked by Chambers USA and Chambers Global as a national and global leader in the technology and outsourcing fields and by Legal 500 as a leading lawyer in the field of intellectual property.

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Partner at Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP
Education
J.D., cum laude
Class of 1995

Harvard Law School offers an energetic and creative learning environment, a diverse and dedicated faculty—whose expertise spans a broad array of legal subjects—and a student body that comes from every state in the U.S. and more than 70 countries around the world. Approximately 1,900 students attend HLS each year: 1,680 J.D. students, 160 LL.M. students, and 50 S.J.D. candidates. The faculty includes more than 100 full-time professors and more than 150 visiting professors, lecturers on law, and instructors. The curriculum features more than 260 courses and seminars that cover a broad range of traditional and emerging legal fields. A Harvard Law education prepares students for success in law practice, business, public service, teaching, and more. Most HLS students are pursuing a J.D. (Juris Doctor) degree, while many others are earning an LL.M. (Master of Laws) or the S.J.D. (Doctor of Juridical Science). Harvard Law School also offers many joint degree programs, coordinated programs, and concurrent degree opportunities with other schools within Harvard University. The Law School community is also home to numerous research programs and engaging publications, including books, scholarly periodicals, newsletters, and a weekly student newspaper.

B.A., cum laude
Class of 1992

Cornell is a privately endowed research university and a partner of the State University of New York. As the federal land-grant institution in New York State, they have a responsibility—unique within the Ivy League—to make contributions in all fields of knowledge in a manner that prioritizes public engagement to help improve the quality of life in our state, the nation, the world.

Career History
Professional
Prior

Panasonic Corp. engages in the development, manufacture, and sale of electrical products. It operates through the following segments: Appliances, Eco Solutions, Connected Solutions Company, Automotive and Industrial Systems, and Others. The Appliances segment develops and manufactures white goods such as vacuum cleaner, washing machine, refrigerator, and air conditioner; as well as health and beauty products. The Eco Solutions segment handles development, manufacture and sale of lighting fixtures and electric lamps including LED lighting, solar photovoltaic systems, wiring devices, interior furnishing materials, water-related products, ventilation and air-conditioning equipment, air purifiers, and others. The Connected Solutions segment offers system integration, installation, support, and maintenance services for aviation, manufacturing, entertainment, retail, and logistics. The Automotive and Industrial System segment develops, manufactures, sells and provide services for car-use-multimedia-related equipment, electrical components, lithium-ion batteries, storage batteries, dry batteries, electronic components, electronic materials, automation controls, semiconductors, optical devices, electronic-components-mounting machines, welding equipment, bicycles, and others. The Others segment deal with detached housing, rental apartment housing, land and buildings for sale, home remodeling, imported materials and components, and others. The company was founded by Konosuke Matsushita on March 7, 1918 and is headquartered in Osaka, Japan.

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Founded in 1931, Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP has been a preeminent provider of legal services for more than 80 years. Widely recognized by those covering the legal profession as best in class, Weil’s lawyers regularly advise clients globally on their most complex Litigation, Corporate, Restructuring, and Tax and Benefits matters. With 20 offices worldwide – 9 in the United States and 11 outside the United States – Weil has been a pioneer in establishing a geographic footprint that has allowed the Firm to partner with clients wherever they do business.

Boards & Committees
Vice Chair, IP Licensing Committee
Current

Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO), established in 1972, is a trade association for owners of patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets. IPO is the only association in the U.S. that serves all intellectual property owners in all industries and all fields of technology. IPO advocates for effective and affordable IP ownership rights and provides a wide array of services to members, including: supporting member interests relating to legislative and international issues; analyzing current IP issues; information and educational services; and disseminating information to the general public on the importance of intellectual property rights.

Chairman, Information Technology Committee
Prior

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2009

Established in the summer of 1950, The New York Bar Foundation is a nonprofit, philanthropic organization that receives charitable contributions from individuals, law firms, corporations or other entities and provides grants to further its goals of promoting and advancing the following: • Service to the public • Improvements in the administration of justice • Legal research and education • High standards of professional ethics • Public understanding of legal heritage The Foundation makes grants to financially support law-related programs of legal services organizations, nonprofits, bar associations and other organizations throughout New York State. The Foundation is managed by a Board of Directors that includes distinguished lawyers from across the State of New York including five officers, 25 directors and 2 ex officio directors (the Chair and Vice Chair of The Fellows of The New York Bar Foundation). The Foundation membership consists of the House of Delegates of the New York State Bar Association.

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2006

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Eli Lilly & Company purchases Dermira, Inc.

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Franklin Templeton Investments purchases Legg Mason, Inc.

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First Eagle Investment Management LLC, First Eagle Holdings, Inc. purchase First Eagle Alternative Credit LLC from THLP Debt Partners LP

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Admitted to the New York Bar
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